Appraisal group starting to evaluate Polk Co. commercial properties in preparation for 2021 revaluation

As part of the upcoming 2021 property revaluation, workers with the Wampler Eanes Appraisal Group have been driving through Polk County and beginning work on the revaluation of commercial properties.

The revaluation of commercial and residential properties in the county will continue through December 2020, Polk County Tax Administrator Melissa Bowlin said.

On Jan. 1, 2021, new tax values will go into effect and Polk County taxpayers will receive notices of their property values, Bowlin said. Tax bills then will be sent out in July.

Revaluation of property values occurs in Polk County every four years, Bowlin said, with the last revaluation occurring on Jan. 1, 2017.

The primary purpose of any revaluation program is to provide equalization among all property owners, as well as among all classes of property. The program is not intended to increase revenue but only to ensure that each property owner pays only his fair share of the cost of services rendered by local government.

More information about the 2021 revaluation can be found here on the Polk County Local Government’s Tax Department page and by calling the Tax Department at (828) 894-8500.